Published 22 June 2020, The Daily Tribune
Two years ago, I started writing my bi-weekly legal column for Tribune. I asked our Corporate Affairs and Business Development Group for digital statistics regarding the column and I thought I should share them with you, my dear readers. Our website has reached 336, 336 users while our Facebook account has been seen by 403,082 subscribers. Our total digital reach ( including Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) has made it to close than 800,000 readers.
I have written 214 articles and the top 20 most read topics are the following :
1. Cyber Libel
2. R.A. 10951 : Correcting the unjust for the benefit of the wrongdoers
3. Warrantless Arrest
4. 2018 Revised Small Claims Rules
5. Naturalization, Pathway to Filipino citizenship
6. BP 22 and cheques
7. Right of redemption
8. Holiday Pay
9. No return, no exchange policy
10. Professional Tax
11. Yours, Mine, Ours: marital property regimes of domestic and international marriages
12. CCTV with audio in workplace, legal?
13. Succession 101
15. Death and taxes
16. How ”freedom of expression” found its way into the 1987 Constitution
17. Marriage settlement
18. Absolute community of property (Part 1)
19. Right to travel, hold departure order
20. Features of Revenue Regulations on Estate and Donor’s Tax
Top 20 Countries Reached
- 1. Philippines 2. United States 3. Singapore 4. United Arab Emirates 5. Canada 6. Australia
- 7. Hong Kong 8. United Kingdom 9. Saudi Arabia 10. Japan 11. India 12. China 13. Qatar
- 14. Malaysia 15. Thailand 16. Taiwan 17. Germany 18. South Korea 19. Netherlands 20. Indonesia
Top 10 Farthest Countries Reached
- 1. Bolivia 2. Brazil 3. Peru 4. Colombia 5. Ecuador 6. Trinidad and Tobago 7. Chile 8. Argentina 9. Curacao 10. Aruba
To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised to see the extent of the reach of our column. Not bad for a two-year start.
I have also responded to various email queries from you readers. Despite my busy schedule, thank God, I have managed to find the time to reply on pro bono basis. The topic that I remember having elicited the most number of questions from our readers is the non-compete clause in an an employment agreement. The most retweeted line which I saw is “ there is no victim for a willing heart “ (perhaps from our male readers), a quote from a Supreme Court decision which I included in my column on breach of contract to marry.
I am also happy to note that no one has objected to and dissented against my legal opinions.
Thank you for the kind comments you have sent and of course, your continuing patronage. If there is any legal topic that you want to me to write about, do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
May you continue to have your dose of law.